Almost daily, there is a new diet that has popped up in the atmosphere. I swear with all the diets and advice bombarding us, we should all be size perfect! I really don’t feel that we’re on a fair playing field anymore. Lips are stung like bees, boobs are plumped & perky and butts are sucked & tucked. What is perfect? A bite of this pie. That’s what.

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  • Ellie - March 9, 2013 - 10:34 pm

    What’s perfect you ask? Manufacturer’s LOVE to make us feel imperfect so they can sell their products! The “perfect size” is where you feel healthy and happy.
    I too am one of these people who have never had to buy a new wardrobe because of a weight gain/loss…no, I’m not bragging here. As I get older I just call myself a “shape-shifter” because things seem to shift into different spots, lol!! Something we all have to realize as we age (if we’re lucky enough!) is that our skin will loosen no matter what we’ve done in our early years. And of course, genetics also plays a big role. But it’s always good to exercise! I am also married to a thin guy who never puts on any weight, but I always tell myself, “men are built differently”. I have never been a breakfast eater and as for the rest we very much eat like you do…everything in moderation!!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - March 10, 2013 - 1:18 pm

      Hi Ellie,
      That’s so true. I’m playing the shifting game as well. That’s OK though, as long as it all shifts together! Thanks Ellie!
      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Cindy Harris - March 12, 2013 - 9:15 am

    What an honest post. Hubby looks the same as when ai married him 38 years ago! I did real good until I had 10 back surgeries in the last 10 years. that kicked my butt and changed my lifestyle. Due to constant pain I’m not as active as I once was. But I am up to 50 minutes a day on the elliptical–which I consider a near miracle.
    Yes, I gained some weight but I started out too skinny so it’s not the end of the world! I love to bake, and eat. But I give away plenty because I have no self-control! Small portions, whole grains, water, little processed foods, lots of fruits and veggies help us maintain.
    I do love a bite of wonderful–this dessert looks just like the bite I want. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - March 12, 2013 - 9:51 am

      Hi Cindy,

      Oh boy, you truly have been through some trials of your own.
      Fifty minutes a day after all those surgeries says something about your ability to thrive and endure!
      It’s the delicious little bites that make life bearable!

      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Jordan Little - March 12, 2013 - 9:26 am

    Jonna, what a great question. Perfect to me is eating the things you want, moving and feeling good. I agree with you that people are just diet crazy. Things would be so much better if everyone just took a chill pill about the whole situation.

    When I say eat what you want some people think that is impossible. When you really think about it, do you honestly want 5 brownies? No. You will feel terrible and probably pass out in a sugar coma. I appreciate your view of everything in moderation. Just because you love to bake does not make you an unhealthy person. Thanks for sharing great recipes and thoughts!

    Come visit me at gingerlockskitchen.comReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - March 12, 2013 - 9:48 am

      Hi Jordan,

      I agree!
      I truly believe that if people would just start baking/cooking and sit around the dinner table again,
      we would all be happier, healthier people!

      Thanks so much for commenting Jordan.

      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Lokness @ The Missing Lokness - March 19, 2013 - 7:22 pm

    These little tarts look awesome, especially in the mini cast iron skillet. Never thought of using cast iron skillet as a tart pan. Brillant. I love the combination of lemon and raspberry. This must be a delightful dessert.ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - March 19, 2013 - 9:25 pm

    Mom I loved this post. Sometimes we just need a boost that the me I see in the mirror is okay. I do have a lot of body issues but I am working on them and that’s important. I am trying to be more active eat healthier and love my decisions without cutting out everything I love. Balance is hard. You are amazing though and look incredible. Always have.
    These little desserts look wonderful to say the least!ReplyCancel

  • The Swapper - June 30, 2013 - 7:52 am

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I truly appreciate your efforts and I will be
    waiting for your further post thank you once again.ReplyCancel

Today, I thought I was heading to jury duty.  You know, that thing that comes in the mail saying you been summoned.  Last night, I was so thoughtfully informed that it was postponed for one week.  I don’t have to wait and wonder what is planned for next Friday though, it’s already been planned.  I […]

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  • Brandi - March 1, 2013 - 1:18 pm

    Those look delish. I love a good chicken pot pie. I even like a crappy chicken pot pie. Laughing… but this looks amazing. I love the pictures mom. They look fantastic!
    Even if it was postponed, I am still glad you didn’t have to go today. Even if we had it all planned out that your coughing would hopefully get you excussed! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jessica the Baker - March 1, 2013 - 4:11 pm

    Looks delicious! I’ve never made chicken pot pie, but you make me want to try it. Oh, and I love your red bowls!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - March 1, 2013 - 5:35 pm

    Um…that looks so delicious! I can’t wait to try it, except my house is screaming for those adorable pot pie bowls. Where did you find them?ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - March 1, 2013 - 5:59 pm

      Hi Kim,

      I found the bowls on Amazon. I linked to them on the post.
      They come in several brands, so look around. Make sure they are oven safe. I’ve seen some that are only microwave safe.

      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Jennie @themessybakerblog - March 2, 2013 - 6:34 am

    Jury duty…boo! I can see why these pot pies are always sold out. They looks wonderful. Oh, and that crust–yum!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Harris - March 2, 2013 - 10:44 pm

    Oh my goodness, these look more than delicious. They are going on the menu this week. I love the individual serving ideas–I can take them around to a few widows in the area. These look wonderful.
    Thanks for sharing. If I blog about them I will let you know and link back to you!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - March 4, 2013 - 7:21 pm

    Made these last night. Tasted good, however the sauce was extremely thick. More like a solid mass… Had to try and thin it out. Could there be a typo with half a cup of flour instead of the whole cup? Thank youReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - March 4, 2013 - 8:36 pm

      Hi Jennifer,

      Thank You for letting us know. I didn’t have this problem, but after reading your comment, I though; “1 cup…that sure does sound like a lot!” I checked the cookbook, and sure enough, it’s 1 cup.
      I added a note to the instructions, that 1/2 cup of flour might just be sufficient, or adding extra broth or cream or milk might be needed to make it the consistency of a nice thick soup before adding it to
      your serving bowl. Not solid however!

      Thanks so much Jennifer, we sure appreciate your comment.

      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Nora - March 27, 2013 - 12:12 pm

    Oh my! I’ve been searching for a long time on the perfect pot pie recipe, and specific directions for freezing. I am so happy I found your website, it’s so amazing!! Just one question though, if I were to make them in those tin foil type boils (the kind that you buy from stores, though not the carboard type, the actual tin foily..) do I put crust on the bottom as well, or just have crust on top? Thank you 🙂ReplyCancel

As I type this post, the light from the office window is barely peaking through the snow covered panes.  The wind is howling, and the branches on our massive pine trees are drooping from the weight of mother natures fury today. I like it.  It gives me a sense of peace and a sense of home. […]

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  • Ellie - February 24, 2013 - 1:41 am

    Looks delicious! About the “itching” and laundry…my hubby always gets itchy ankles in the winter and thought the soap was staying in the elastic. But we came to the conclusion because this only happens in the winter, it’s from the cold…which dries out your skin.
    We just found out this week that our 4 yr. old granddaughter has Celiac disease 🙁 Very upsetting but at least not life-threatening, thank God! So we’re all in for a food life-style change. Would you happen to have any good gluten-free recipes or know of a good source? She hasn’t seen the nutritionist yet but I’m sure they will be very helpful. Thanks Jonna!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Harris - February 25, 2013 - 2:23 am

    This soup looks perfectly delicious. It’s cold and snowy in Utah. This is going on the menu this week!
    We couldn’t live without out water softener. My skin is super dry and painful. No amount of lotion gives relief. But soft water helps! Oh the things one shares on a blog comment!!!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - February 25, 2013 - 7:15 am

      Hi Cindy,
      That’s funny because the two things he blames his itching on is laundry soap and our water softener! I would die without it!

      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Betty Mach - February 28, 2013 - 6:08 am

    I am drooling now for this chowder! Cannot wait to make and serve to my hubby! PS – I solved the itchy skin problem with using Aveeno Skin Relief body wash (fragrance free). I highly recommend!ReplyCancel

On my left is misery.  On my right is sweet heaven. My left contact is for monovision, or up close reading. My right contact is fitted for distance.  It took a while to adjust and at times I still fill as if I’m on a boat, rocking back and forth. My left side is cluttered […]

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  • Jennie @themessybakerblog - February 25, 2013 - 6:42 am

    I work in ophthalmology, and I know how hard it can be for your brain to get used to monovision. Good luck!

    These bars look absolutely amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Lash - March 17, 2013 - 8:36 am

    Hi, I just found your blog and am loving it! How are you doing with the monovision now? I’m 47 and have to use “readers” for reading which is a real pain. Are you able to read without those now? Keep up the great cooking/baking!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - March 17, 2013 - 3:10 pm

      Hi Karen,

      Thank you for sending me a sweet note. I really do love and appreciate the few comments I receive.
      As for the monovision contacts, it’s a work in progress. I was very committed to the idea from the start, and
      was very determined for it to WORK!

      I have very very (legally blind eye sight) and have worn glasses since age 3 and started wearing hard contacts at age 8. As soon as my contacts come out, glasses go on the face. My glasses now have 3 focal lines. Thank goodness you don’t see though lines anymore. I can see much better with contacts though, and so I still prefer wearing them as long as I can.
      I’ve tried soft lenses several times, but have been very unsuccessful. Hard lenses are not as comfortable, but do keep the eyes from
      getting worse. I have played the piano all my life, and it’s a source of “calm” for me. All of a sudden, I couldn’t see the notes!
      It terrified me, and made me really sad. I couldn’t read a book or read traffic signs, and it seemed to all change over night. I tried readers for a couple of weeks, but with my vision it was such a pain in the butt!

      Monovision (left contact is for up-close and right contact is for distance) is difficult to adjust to, but I am adjusting. I don’t think I would go back to readers instead. You do have to concentrate and think about which eye to focus out of for certain tasks though. Driving can be a hazzard if you are focusing out of the wrong eye! It’s do-able though. I actually put both of my distance contacts in the other day, and I was amazed at how much better I could see as far as distance goes. I was questioning whether or not I had made the right choice or not. I walked around the house for a few minutes, but as soon as I picked up something that I needed to read, I couldn’t see ONE THING! I COULDN’T READ ANYTHING!
      I quickly realized that I had made the RIGHT CHOICE! I popped the mono vision contact back in.

      All you can do it try it. At first you fill like you are on a rocking boat, but that doesn’t last very long. You do give up some clarity in distance vision, since only one eye sees for distance, but not having to put readers on every time you need to read something is a real blessing in my life.

      Hope this helps . . . good luck to you,
      JonnaReplyCancel

Super Bowl – if I was having a party . . . but I’m NOT, what would I serve? We also have a Cookbook winner!

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  • Madeleine - January 31, 2013 - 2:28 pm

    YEA!!!!! I won I won I won! I am so excited! THANK YOU!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Darlene - January 31, 2013 - 4:56 pm

    FYI: The hyperlink for the marshmallow caramel popcorn goes to the Big Hunk Candy recipe.

    Thanks for this post; everything here looks fantastic…just maybe not all at once. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jo and Sue - February 1, 2013 - 6:48 pm

    I just died. Those pictures killed me with all the deliciousness.
    Amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Jessie - December 23, 2013 - 1:20 pm

    Merry,Christmas,
    Where might I find the fresh Salsa,recipe, showed in the picture.
    Thank You,Very much,
    Always, JessieReplyCancel

Some days . . .You know those days? My sweet half actually made me get back into the bed, and start over! Campbellskitchen.com offers recipes like this; Toasted Sesame with Garlic & Ginger Sauce with Chicken & Fettuccine. You can make it in thirty minutes flat!

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  • Sara - January 30, 2013 - 9:01 am

    Looks yummy! Do you know how much sodium is in those packets? The link on the Campbell’s website is broken!ReplyCancel

Chocolate Dipped Puff Pastry Palmiers & my favorite Cookbook GIVEAWAY. What could be better!

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  • Lynn - January 25, 2013 - 6:11 pm

    I don’t have pinterest, Facebook or twitter. If I did…..I would follow you in a heartbeat! ; )

    LOVE YOUR blog! Truly I do. Now I must go dig out that last box of puff pastry {write down a few more boxes on the grocery list} and go make me some of these! Delish! Oh…..and BTW…..your pictures are GORGEOUS!ReplyCancel

  • Melenie - January 25, 2013 - 6:37 pm

    Those look delicious and easy! I already do all those “requirements” for the giveaway, your blog is one of my favorites.

    My Super Bowl recipe is from real mom kitchen: Bagel dogs, and I use yummy Nathan brand hot dogs. Our other favorite is pretzel bites from your blog, they seem to be our Super Bowl tradition.

    http://realmomkitchen.com/1479/bagel-dogs/ReplyCancel

  • Susan - January 25, 2013 - 6:38 pm

    I love cookbooks, too. They’re just so fun!

    Okay, here’s what I’ve done:

    – Followed you on Pinterest
    – I already follow you on Facebook
    – I already subscribe to your blog via Google Reader
    – And, well, the truth is I don’t watch the Superbowl and neither does my husband, really. When he does, his favorite treats aren’t even things I make, except Rice Krispies squares. Do those count?? I hope so 🙂

    Thanks for the contest!

    Susan
    susanrjensenATyahooDOTcomReplyCancel

  • NaDell - January 25, 2013 - 6:40 pm

    Delicious cheese muffins sound like they’d go well on a superbowl feasting table, but I don’t usually even watch the Superbowl (husband doesn’t care much about sports and I love that!)
    Here’s the link to my food blog:
    http://fantasticfamilyrecipes.blogspot.com/2011/03/cheese-muffins.htmlReplyCancel

  • Kim Barrett - January 25, 2013 - 8:18 pm

    I’ve made quite a few things from your blog, and must say your pictures are what lure me in. These looks simple enough and I’m sure taste just as yummy. My superbowl go to is Italian Beef, passed down to me from my father. He loved cooking and I’m sure that’s been passed on to me. When he passed away he left behind over 600 cookbooks. I couldn’t bare to get rid of any of them, but I know how much he loved reading them, even if he didn’t cook from each and everyone. I to am also a big of a cookbook collector, can’t pass up a good book. I love your blog, very inspiring, but like I said the photos you post are the ticket! I follow you on pinterest, and facebook also. Thanks. KimReplyCancel

  • Samantha - January 25, 2013 - 8:58 pm

    Following, liking, and subscribed. But we don’t watch football either and I don’t have a blog. But I do love reading them! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - January 25, 2013 - 9:13 pm

    I follow you on all of the above (already did before this post in case you want to know that you have loyal readers) and my favorite appetizer type food is baked brie en croute. It’s soooo melty, cheesy, and yummy! And it uses puff pastry too (that I didn’t make myself either! And I’m all about making things myself) Anyway, thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Ashlee - January 25, 2013 - 10:16 pm

    I just found your blog (thanks to the 15 blogs you should be following) and I already think I’m going to love it. I have a blog, but just use it as a way to document my recipes because I don’t like any other way I have come up with!

    This is a recipe I LOVE!
    http://websterwaterhole.blogspot.com/2012/03/asian-turkey-lettuce-wraps.html
    We use it for dinner all the time, but i also love it as an appetizer…especially for Superbowl season!

    Thank you for the awesome cookbook giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Brittney - January 25, 2013 - 11:28 pm

    First off let me say….I love your blog! I love your passion for cooking and baking and that you want to share it with everyone. I wish I had the courage you do so because it is my passion as well. So thanks for putting yourself and your recipes out there.

    As for my favorite football party recipes would have to be Beer Dip and Knock You Naked Brownies! I found the Beer Dip on AllRecipes awhile ago and it has become a standard during football season. As for the brownies they are crazy good and addictive. They are super easy and I promise everyone will love them!

    Here is the link to the recipes if your interested:
    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/beer-dip-i/detail.aspx
    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/beer-dip-i/detail.aspx

    BTW I started following you on Pinterest, Facebook and reader…I look forward to many more posts!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Q. - January 26, 2013 - 4:27 am

    Do like I do with ALL “naysayers”. Simply tell them ALL this is why there are erasers on pencils and they most likely would not be standing behind that glass-door if it weren’t for “spell-check”. Not one of us are perfect…
    Laugh and enjoy the little errors in life. It shows and reminds us we are human and not a bunch of machines. The know-it alls could simply move on to another page, no one forces them to keep reading and enjoying your delicious treats.
    You are doing a GREAT job, an I for one LOVE your recipes and ideas. This coming from an “Ole Kitchen Witch” (hahaha). I just love “To Get Off My Butt and Bake!!!
    Many Blessings and keep that head held high… 😉ReplyCancel

  • Dawn - January 26, 2013 - 5:18 am

    All of the above are done! I was already subscribed and followed you on pinterest. I just did Facebook! Our favorite is a brown a lb of sausage with some onion, put it in a small crockpot with a block of cream cheese and a can of rotel. Yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn - January 26, 2013 - 6:22 am

    I already followed you on Pinterest
    I already follow you on Facebook
    and I already subscribe to your blog via email 🙂

    Our favorite food for the super bowl would be wings and my new favorite recipe to make them is….. http://dawns-recipes.blogspot.com/2012/12/asian-zing-wings.html

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love cookbooks, I read them like a good novel.ReplyCancel

  • Doreen - January 26, 2013 - 6:50 am

    I think the palmiers may be the Super bowl food of choice I didn’t realize how easy they might be to make until you posted. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Frances - January 26, 2013 - 7:21 am

    I don’t know the name of it, but my MIL always makes that dip with cheese and sausage and Rotel (i think?)… OMG, great for Super Bowl!! and so quick and easy too!!ReplyCancel

  • Dezi A - January 26, 2013 - 7:35 am

    I follow on Pinterest (dezia)
    I like on FB.
    I subscribe with Google Reader.
    Here’s a super easy, delicious recipe I make for sandwiches, which will be on my menu for the Superbowl this year. I’ve now started making them on homemade buns – which are actually amazingly simple- so I can make them smaller than normal so you can eat lots of other sides and delicious things without feeling enormously gross.
    http://hendriksensisters.blogspot.com/2012/02/homemade-bbq-beef-sandwiches.html
    Thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Porter - January 26, 2013 - 8:56 am

    Bacon wrapped Dates

    Pitted Dates
    Bacon cut in half (each strip should be about 4″)

    Wrap bacon around date and secure with a tooth pick. Lay them on a lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350 till bacon is cooked through. Let cool. If you decide to indulge before…I promise you will burn your mouth as the sugar from the dates is extremely HOT! These can be eaten warm or at room temperature.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra W. - January 26, 2013 - 9:07 am

    I am following you on Pinterest, liked you on Facebook, and subscribed by email some time ago. This looks like an amazing cookbook- thanks for the giveaway.

    On Superbowl Sunday I usually just put a beef roast (any cut) in the crockpot with lots of garlic and let it cook on low until it’s falling apart- about six to eight hours. I drain the fat, pull the meat apart with two forks, then add our favorite barbeque sauce and let it heat through. Easy pulled sandwiches.

    I really enjoy your blog. It’s one that I check every day and a favorie of mine. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • rachael - January 26, 2013 - 9:26 am

    My faboeite super bowl food would have to be my mom’s famous 7 layer dip. It’s to die for. I usually end up eating for a couple days.ReplyCancel

  • Chant - January 26, 2013 - 9:34 am

    I’ll be right over to visit & enjoy myself one of there!! You are absolutely amazing and talented and witty and have a zest for life and baking! You teach me daily to go for my dreams, do things I love doing even if its out of my comfort zone. It’s funny, these people actually have to idea how dang smart YOU are!! Here is a lady who is a master piano player, a licensed cosmitologist, a LOVER of English & grammar!! She’s not going to toot her own horn, because frankly she doesnt even see herself as great and brilliant and amazing…. she is humble. And honestly sometimes it infuriates me! Here is a woman who is a exercise guru because she can enjoy a good piece of chocolate and a decitant puff pastry. She is a size 2 yet still says she has saddle bags on her thighs and that if she doesnt run her 3 miles and do her pilates every morning that everything heads south in 3 days flat. She is a gifted writer and speaker. And you better believe that whatever calling she has in church, she’s going to go above and beyond her duties x100!!! No joke! She is the master of preparedness and promptness. She has impeccable cleaning skills, and a slight obsession with cleaning!
    I could go on and on. And I will– but another day- another way!! Because, she’s amazing and real and the baker, wife, best grandma AND MOM. I try daily to live up to the standards she has taught me throughout life. This is a blog. It’s her 10 minutes of fame (although she really sees it as silly and a hobby– she has no idea people are raving about her!) For her it’s that little piece of me time. It’s the escape from the daily grind.
    I posted on Instagram (www.instagram.com/chantrikeele) not too long ago (a horrible yet sweet picture of myself and my baby resting his head on my shoulder in the middle of the night) …. my thoughts were about our right to choose… Be happy or not to, stress or dont, follow someone on facebook, pinterest, instragram etc… ir not. its your choice if your going to Build someone up or tear someone down? And THATS on YOU! THAT’S WHEN YOU’LL BE JUDGED! so go ahead and pick out the silly things to critique people on, judge someone for their human-like mistakes. But really, it’s you that’s being judged, tested, held accountable. Choice is yours! Here’s the thing… Two of my favorite people to follow on Instagram are Instagram.com/whippycake and Instagram.com/kellehampton both unbelievably inspiring in their own ways. BOTH have been in the ringer this past week from FOLLOWERS! The hurtful rude things that people write is disgusting. It’s amazing people still choose to follow them when clearly they are so turned off by their actions. I comes down to the fact that they choose to be bullies, go against the rule that was taught to us all I’m sure at one point or another…. Remember this: If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say it at all?!! (Side note, that’s an incorrect way to use punctuation… I do know that! However my mom did have to help me all the way through school… Oh and since I’m on the subject, I won’t be spending time re-reading or spell checking or ya… None of that. It doesn’t really matter much to me that i appear to be perfect. Im not, no one is. I’m just being real!)

    LOVE YOU SO MUCH MOM!! Thanks for making it easy for me to feel a little bit of home every time I cook dinner or bake goodies. Also thanks for always teaching me– even though im not next to you making messes anymore. Ive got my own little army doing payback for you!! 😉 Your blog is more than recipes to me. It’s my journal of my amazing mom.

    And even though we don’t watch a single game throughout the season we do watch Super Bowl! My favorite is 7 layer dip & chips!! Or Italian nachos! Yummy!! An I follow you everywhere you go!! That includes Instagram…. Come and hang out, share your photos and posts!! Please!!!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Susan P - January 26, 2013 - 11:10 am

    I follow you on Pinterest, Facebook and subscribe by email. Love reading your posts!

    We make Bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers. My husband created this recipe while tinkering in the kitchen.

    10 jalapeno peppers (try to get all the same size)
    20 slices bacon (thin works best)
    6 ounces cream cheese, softened
    2 cups grated chesse (Mexican, pepper jack or whatever you have on hand)
    Tasbasco to taste

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees
    Slice peppers in half, discard seeds and place right side up on baking sheet. Sprinkle with a little olive oil. Bake for about 15 minutes; remove from oven and leave on cookie sheet. Leave oven on.

    Meanwhile, slice bacon strips in half length-wise. Partially cook on stove top then remove to paper towels. (Cook only partially as they will finish in the oven, and they need to be pliable to wrap around pepper.)

    Combine softened cream cheese, grated cheese and tabasco.

    Fill each pepper half with cream cheese mixture. Wrap a bacon strip around each pepper. Return to oven and bake till cheese is thoroughly melted and bacon crisps, approximately 15 minutes.

    I don’t have a blog, but am sharing this and it would be great to make for Super Bowl Sunday. My husband had ordered these as an appetizer at a restaurant and then tinkered making them at home. Our guests always love them.

    Keep in mind when preparing the jalapena peppers is that you might want to wear gloves. My husband has no problem with the capsacin from the peppers, but the first time I helped him make this recipe, I did not wear gloves while preparing the peppers and my hands BURNED for several hours after. So now I wear gloves.

    Thanks for the giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • Kara - January 26, 2013 - 11:39 am

    I follow you on Pinterest, Facebook and through email! My favorite Super Bowl recipe is spinach and bacon wrapped chicken bites that you dip in a cheese fondue. It’s a rachael ray recipe and pretty easy to make everything ahead so you can enjoy the game! I also love a toasted almond Swiss cheese dip that is served hot, delicious! I hope I’m the lucky cookbook winner! Thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Jessy - January 26, 2013 - 12:24 pm

    I love reading your blog and trying your recipes. They never disappoint. Thank you for taking the time to share a small part of your life with us. I love all super bowl food but I think my favorite is cheesy chili dip with chips.ReplyCancel

  • Lynne - January 26, 2013 - 1:53 pm

    I already follow you on Pinterest and I subscribe to your blog with Google Reader. I liked you on Facebook. I love your blog! My husband & I don’t usually watch the Super Bowl, but we do love to eat!:) Mexican Layered Dip is one of favorites!ReplyCancel

  • Nikki Howser - January 26, 2013 - 2:04 pm

    I’m following you like white on rice now! Hmmm my favorite superbowl snack would be potato skins! Or homemade chex mix!ReplyCancel

  • Jan R - January 26, 2013 - 3:45 pm

    I would love the cookbook. Love to make hot wings.ReplyCancel

  • Jan R - January 26, 2013 - 3:46 pm

    I subscribe via email.ReplyCancel

  • Madeleine - January 26, 2013 - 4:13 pm

    Oh goodness one recipe? I’m not sure I have just one, but it is always a spread of quick and easy eats, after all it is the only football game I watch a year. Pigs in a blanket, cheese and crackers, and there have been several dips. One year it was this:
    http://merrymeetingmenu.blogspot.com/2009/01/warm-bacon-cheese-sourdough-dip.html
    But there’s also our famous Spinach, Hot Crab, and Sambal Dips, YUM!
    http://merrymeetingmenu.blogspot.com/search?q=Dip

    Last year I did someone else’s recipe for fried mashed potato rings:
    http://merrymeetingmenu.blogspot.com/2012/02/fried-mashed-potato-rings.htmlReplyCancel

  • Kate S. - January 26, 2013 - 5:12 pm

    Holy moly, these look so delicious! I can’t even describe the look on my roommates faces when I show them all of the treats on your blog – they are equally drooling with delight and terrified of eating their body weight in food.

    I’m so excited that part of this giveaway is to post Super Bowl snack recipes because football food is my FAVORITE! And now I also get to look at all of the comments and try some of them out 🙂 My go to snack would have to be buffalo chicken dip. It’s incredibly easy and makes a ton so you can either feed a crowd or eat the whole thing as your lunch/dinner meal (whatever time your team is playing!). Okay here it is:

    Ingredients:
    1 cup Frank’s Buffalo sauce
    1 cup ranch dressing (can also use blue cheese if you prefer)
    1 8 oz. package of cream cheese
    1 8 oz. package (2 cups) of shredded cheese (cheddar cheese is usually used for buffalo chicken, but I like to use the four cheese mexican variety to mix it up)
    3 medium-sized cooked chicken breasts, finely shredded

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix together buffalo sauce and ranch dressing. In a separate bowl, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add buffalo-ranch mixture, and beat until well combined. Add 1 cup of the shredded cheese to the mixture and mix until the cheese is distributed throughout. Add the chicken and mix well. (I don’t know about you, but I like lots of chicken, so the dip ends up looking more like a thick spread than a soupy dip. So much so that I have to spread it in the pan with a rubber scraper. Trust me its perfect this way.) Spread the dip in a 9×13 glass baking dish and top with remaining cup of cheese. Bake for 30-45 minutes, until the cheese is completely melted on top. Serve with Frito’s Scoops, or whatever dipping chip you like. But I really suggest the Scoops. They rock.

    Enjoy!ReplyCancel

  • Diane S. - January 26, 2013 - 6:19 pm

    I lllooovvveeee your website! And, I already subscribe to you by email! I’ve done all of the things you asked for–except now, I don’t have a favorite recipe for the Superbowl because my husband HATES sports! Ha, I am a lucky woman. I do like to watch a bit on TV–I asked my daughter if she wanted to watch the superbowl with me this year and she said yes–yea! We will probably have something simple–like carrots and celery and ranch dip or homemade pizza to watch the game,….my husband will be working so it will just be the two of us–Thanks for all you do, and for teaching us to Get off your butt and bake!
    Love, and Because of Him,
    DianeReplyCancel

  • Marcia - January 26, 2013 - 8:05 pm

    I follow you on Pinterest, Facebook and I get your e-mails! My favorite recipe for Superbowl is Pulled Pork in the crock pot, I rub it with cumin, garlic, brown sugar and chili powder, pour a can of coke and a small bottle of bbq sauce and let it cook all day!Pull it apart and serve with your favorite sauce!ReplyCancel

  • carmel - January 26, 2013 - 8:30 pm

    I love your blog! And I love your daughter! You are truly blessed. I have a daughter who lives near SF,Calif. and I live on the SE coast of Georgia. Yeah, I know, opposite coasts. Anyway,I had a tear in my eyes reading her comment to you.
    I have been following you on FB and Pinterest and by email for awhile now and will be for a long while to come.
    On Superbowl, I always search for some new appetizers to make but my sons always beg for the simplest one. Velveeta and chili in crock pot with Fritos. I tried to use homemade chili one year & they said “NO!” Kids, gotta love them.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Willoughby - January 26, 2013 - 11:27 pm

    I love your site. Our favorite recipe would be a Warm sausage dip with homemade tortillas! LOVE IT!
    There are many different recipes. Mine consists of Cream cheese, tomatoes, sausage, peppers, onions and sour cream. SO Yummy!ReplyCancel

  • cara - January 27, 2013 - 12:11 pm

    Following on pinterest and FB.
    Love the blog!!! I think I’ll be trying this recipe, looks wonderful!
    one of our favorite superbowl dishes is Creamy Taco’s. Def. not heathly or gormet but my husband loves it!
    Creamy Taco’s

    ingredients
    1 1/2 lb ground beef
    1 onion chopped
    1 green bell pepper chopped
    1 can Rotel
    1 Brick of Chili
    1 lb Velveta Chopped
    1 Cup Whipping Cream

    1Brown ground beef, drain. Add onion and peppers, tomatoes and chili and cook. stir in rest of ingredients.

    2Serve over chips with cheese, chopped tomotoes, olives, etcReplyCancel

  • Kim - January 27, 2013 - 3:46 pm

    What do I love about your website? Everything! From your stories to your recipes and everything in between. I can’t wait until you post something. I don’t know you, have never met you and probably will never meet you, but I simply have to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. Your pictures are fabulous, even the ones you don’t like. I love them. Don’t take those negative comments to heart. Those people are obviously unhappy with something in their own life and they are taking it out on you. They are bullies. They obviously have low self esteem, they are jealous and they are trying to bring you down so they can feel good about themselves. Don’t let them. Your daughter was right on all counts and her post is a testament to you, your love and your grace. And those who don’t know you and follow you and your wonderful blog, are also a testament. Congratulations on your wonderful blog, your amazing family and the inspiration you give those who do follow you! Blessings.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - January 28, 2013 - 7:40 am

    Yours is my FAVORITE food blog, Jonna! Thank you for your labor of love with your words, recipes and pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Beth M - January 28, 2013 - 7:42 am

    I already follow you on Pinterest and Facebook and, I get your emails. Love your blog and your recipes! This cookbook looks amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Beth M - January 28, 2013 - 7:48 am

    I forgot to give you my favorite Super Bowl recipe. Oops.

    Melt a small block of Velveta. Add Rotel (drained), sliced green onions, rinsed/dried/diced dried beef, diced Jalapeno and, a dollop of sour cream. I serve this from a mini crock pot with tortilla chips. Yum!

    I already follow you on P, FB, and get your emails.ReplyCancel

  • jessica w - January 28, 2013 - 10:03 am

    I follow you on pinterestReplyCancel

  • jessica w - January 28, 2013 - 10:04 am

    I like you on facebook alreadyReplyCancel

  • jessica w - January 28, 2013 - 10:04 am

    I am already subscribed via rss feedReplyCancel

  • jessica w - January 28, 2013 - 10:04 am

    thank you for writing this blog, I really enjoy reading all of your posts!ReplyCancel

  • Jess - January 28, 2013 - 10:52 am

    I already have this cookbook but am wondering where you got that BEAUTIFUL cookbook holder!ReplyCancel

  • Jan A - January 28, 2013 - 11:22 am

    My favorite dip at the moment is Jalepeno Corn Dip. Quick and easy with ingredients that I almost always have on hand.

    1/2 c sour cream
    1/2 c maynnaise
    1/2 c salsa
    1/2 t garlic powder
    1/4 t pepper
    2 jalepeno’s seeded and chopped
    2 c shredded sharp cheddar cheese
    1 (14 oz) can sweet corn, drained
    Mix everything together and refridgerate to let flavors combine. Serve with tortilla chips.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy - January 28, 2013 - 11:25 am

    Don’t let snarky comments get you down! Who cares if the photos aren’t perfect – although I’ve always thought they were great! And who cares if you misspell a word every now and again – you are putting a lot of wonderful info up there for us all! And if someone wants to eat more healthy then go to another blog – or if they can’t control themselves – why is that everyone’s else’s problem?? It always amazes me that people feel the need to belittle someone! You are doing a wonderful job of sharing recipes and you share your own special way and a little of yourself – I’m so glad you do!! Don’t let any negativity get into your head – ignore them! You have so many adoring fans!! Sometimes I know that I’ll never make a certain recipe you post – but I still love looking at it and reading about it! Please keep on doing exactly what you are doing!! All the best, TracyReplyCancel

  • Sascha - January 28, 2013 - 2:36 pm

    queso!! velveta, rotel, ground beef!ReplyCancel

  • erin - January 28, 2013 - 4:22 pm

    While I will be at work for the big game this year my go to football party recipe is a simple taco dip. Layer refried beans with sour cream + taco seasoning and then top with cheese, diced tomatoes and sliced olives. Yum.ReplyCancel

  • erin - January 28, 2013 - 4:27 pm

    i follow on facebook.ReplyCancel

  • erin - January 28, 2013 - 4:28 pm

    i subscribe via google reader.ReplyCancel

  • erin - January 28, 2013 - 4:30 pm

    i follow your boards on pinterest.ReplyCancel

  • Karin - January 28, 2013 - 4:42 pm

    mmmm…they look yummy!! Actually, anything with cinnamon or chocolate has to be good, right? I love reading your blog – it’s jam packed with yummies for my tummies (yes, I’m the keeper of several tummies!), humor and inspiration! Please ignore the haters – they’re just jealous!!

    I’d love a chance at that cookbook – I love to bake most of all, but I had to sell or give away all my beloved books when we moved into our camper. Now we’re back in a house, and I’ve got an empty drawer in my kitchen that needs a good cookbook!

    My favorite recipe for ball games? mmmm…well, it’s probably no-flour peanut butter balls.. 1 Cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy, no matter), 1 cup sugar, 1 tsp baking soda, vanilla, 1 egg. Mix ’em all together & roll into walnut-size balls, then roll in sugar. Flatten if ya want, criss-cross with a fork if ya want..decorate if you want (sometimes I flatten & add 3 peanut halves) or just leave ’em be. Bake at 350* for about 8 minutes. I dare you to eat just one!ReplyCancel

  • Armymum - January 28, 2013 - 5:34 pm

    Already follow you on pinterest; liked on FB; and subscribed by email…. my favorite thing to make for the Superbowl is nachos. Tortilla chips topped with refried beans, seasoned taco meat, cheese sauce, diced tomato, sour cream and taco sauce…. brownies for dessertReplyCancel

  • Megan Jeanne - January 29, 2013 - 12:07 am

    I’ve been following your blog on Google Reader for some time but I followed you on Pinterest and liked you on FB as well.

    I’m not usually a fan of the palmiers but the ones dipped in chocolate with pistachio chunks looked so good I might just have to try them again!

    My family doesn’t really watch the Super Bowl but a good snacky food that doesn’t last long around the house is Chex Mix with extra nuts.ReplyCancel

  • Tina M - January 29, 2013 - 8:51 am

    Was sitting here going through pininterest looking for a recipe for beef stew. Wanted something different but not to different because hubby is sooooo picky. Found yours and decided what the heck its a little different from mine lets give it a try. So it in the slow cooker now and I cameback to search your website and OMG. Came across your cinnamon roll recipe and now going to do that for dessert. Fabulous web site and easy to search. Thank you and keep up the great work. I’ll be coming back for more recipes.

    Thanks
    Tina MillerReplyCancel

  • A.J. - March 19, 2013 - 11:48 pm

    Your site is seriously dangerous. It literally makes me want to get up and bake. The photos are phenomenal! I love to bake, but I love it even more now. keep up the awesome work!ReplyCancel

Recipe Bloggers you really should be following on Pinterest – A run-down of my favorite pin worthy food blogs!

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  • deedee - January 23, 2013 - 8:38 am

    Thanks for sharing these websites. The only 2 I have been visiting daily are yours and Skinnytaste. Can’t wait to visit the other websites.
    There is another one they may be added to your list in the future 🙂 Three Lucky HusbandsReplyCancel

  • Ellie - January 24, 2013 - 2:29 am

    Thanks for these sites! Did you know that you can put on weight just by looking at all these delicious recipes for hours!! LOL!! Oh…just wait…maybe it’s the inactivity?ReplyCancel

  • Dayna - January 26, 2013 - 7:01 pm

    Thanks for sharing, I will definitely check them out. Also want to add that I love your blog!!ReplyCancel

Red Lobster . . . Look out! These Cheddar Bay Biscuits, are every bit as good or better!

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  • shalini - January 22, 2013 - 7:35 am

    love ,love the look of your biscuits…
    can I make them in a muffin pan???
    I love the after polish ..makes the biscuits shine..and invite you to gobble them up…
    I’m going to try them as soon as I possibly can…
    cheers!ReplyCancel

  • A Little Yumminess - January 22, 2013 - 12:27 pm

    Super duper yum!! Will make very soon…ReplyCancel

  • Janet - January 22, 2013 - 4:23 pm

    How will it affect the mix to use salted butter? I don’t have any unsalted and don’t want to make a special trip to the store!ReplyCancel

  • Dezi A - January 23, 2013 - 12:17 am

    Oh. My! Thanks so much! I too have made the recipe with Bisquick and whenever I do I think there has got to be a from scratch recipe but never took the time to look it up. So glad I found your blog thru the 15 food blogs you must follow. So excited to be a new follower! I’ve already pinned a couple things. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - January 24, 2013 - 2:17 pm

    Love theseReplyCancel

  • Tammy - January 26, 2013 - 12:56 pm

    I will make these biscuits from scratch, but I would like to have the recipe with Bisquick also. I tried searching for it on your website, but am unable to find it. Any help?ReplyCancel

  • Melanie - January 28, 2013 - 1:05 pm

    Thank you for the recipe. These were absolutely wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • Wendi - April 14, 2013 - 9:24 pm

    These look AMAZING! Has anyone out there tried this as a loaf? Would that even work with biscuit dough?? (Can you tell I’m not a baker?! lol)ReplyCancel

  • MaryPat - May 7, 2013 - 8:10 am

    Just went to Ruby Tuesdays and my boys gobbled up these biscuits so I’ve been searching for a recipe – anything to make them eat ‘healthy’ food! I was disappointed by all the bisquick recipes that came up so I was thrilled to find yours. I try cooking everything from scratch and bisquick doesn’t really save much time anyhow. I was wondering if I can substitute regular flour for the cake flour? I don’t really buy cake flour so I’ve none on hand. Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - May 7, 2013 - 10:03 am

      Hi MaryPat,

      quick note: Cake flours are generally used for cake because of the low protein content. It holds water and sugar better and creates a softer and fluffier cake. Look at the initial measurement given in the recipe then follow this method:

      Subtract 2 tbsp. of all-purpose flour per every cup of cake flour in a recipe.
      If you are using all-purpose flour instead of cake flour, the common ratio distribution per one cup is one cup minus 2 tbsp.

      Hope this helps….they are good!
      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Sarah - July 17, 2013 - 1:54 pm

    Hello! I am in the process of making these, and the dough is too wet. I’ve baked one batch and it’s definitely too wet; they’re more like biscuit cookies. I measured the flour by weight, because in my experience that’s more precise. Also, the instructions don’t say when to add the sugar. If I make these again, should I just keep adding flour until the dough looks right? Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - July 18, 2013 - 9:59 am

      Hi Sarah,

      The dough is more of a drop biscuit dough….not a roll out type of dough.
      It shouldn’t be too wet to drop from a ice cream scoop though! Add enough flour so that it’s about
      the consistency of a good cookie dough!

      Hope this helps,
      JonnaReplyCancel

I’ve often been asked . . . “What is your favorite sweet recipe?” This is it!

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  • debbie - January 14, 2013 - 3:58 am

    Howdy…
    At what point do I freeze the rolls? After-or-Before they’ve been baked? After-or-Before they’ve been glazed? After-or-Before they’ve risen? Once they are removed from the freezer, how do I treat them…defrost on the counter, or straight from from the freezer-to-oven to bake, straight to the fridge, etc? (It might help to insert a note in the written recipe so novices like me would know when to put them in the freezer and how to handle them once they’re ready to eat.)

    Also, LOVE your photos. Boy, some of them are so crisp and clear I just stare at them and look at every detail. Really fabulous photo work that just makes everything “POP!” on your website. I always look forward to the photos on your site. We eat with our eyes first, right?

    Thanks for your help. Continued success…

    debbie in NHReplyCancel

  • Sara Jessica - January 21, 2013 - 6:47 am

    That’s a very creative recipe, looks like the perfect appetizer or desert.ReplyCancel

  • ann - January 27, 2013 - 8:34 am

    Do you have to proof the yeast first before beating everything together?ReplyCancel

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks - January 30, 2013 - 12:02 pm

    Those orange rolls look crazy good and they are so neat, perfectly laid out in the pan, they are almost too pretty to eat. Almost 🙂 Pinned!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - February 8, 2013 - 10:09 pm

    Hello! This recipe sounds amazing, and I can’t wait to try it! Could you please clarify about the yeast? Do you need to proof it, do you actually just mix all those ingredients together, as it says in the directions?ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! - February 9, 2013 - 1:31 pm

      Hi Lisa,

      You can do as the original recipe is posted, or do as I sometimes do.

      Sometimes I proof the yeast in 1 cup of very warm water to which I’ve also added 1 teaspoon of sugar.
      When I do it this way, I decrease the amount of liquid by 1 cup as well. The rise time seems to be quicker when I do it this way.

      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Marlene - February 24, 2013 - 6:38 pm

    IF YOU USE THE WATER METHOD WHAT WOULD U USE THE MILD INSTEAD,BEEN AS THA IS THE ONLY LIQUID ?ReplyCancel

  • lisa@ Cooking with Curls - May 11, 2013 - 6:43 am

    Oh my gosh those look so yummy!!! I will need to give those a try:)ReplyCancel

  • Jacque Brake - October 22, 2014 - 11:22 pm

    Thank you for this wonderful recipe! I have made the crescent rolls and orange rolls about 4 times now and they have turned out perfect every time! Love it when you find a recipe keeper like that! You ROCK!!! 🙂ReplyCancel

Well I have a bit of jet lag, but I’m back. We loved on a brand new baby girl and it was sad to leave. I made Chicken Pot Pie Crumble to help with the sadness!

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  • Valerie - January 10, 2013 - 8:47 pm

    Oh my word~ this looks delicious!

    And the new grand baby is beautiful! Congratulations.ReplyCancel

  • Ellie - January 11, 2013 - 1:12 am

    This looks so yummy! I’ll make it on the weekend when my family is home. Everyone loves your recipes so far!
    Your grandbaby is adorable! I always feel sad when they live so far away…mine live across the street! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren | Have Fork, Will Eat - January 11, 2013 - 6:46 am

    Congrats on the newest granddaughter!

    Also…those little pot pie crumbles look AMAZING. Oh I love pot pie so so much.ReplyCancel

  • ArmyMum - January 11, 2013 - 7:31 am

    OH MY Gosh….. that looks so good…..
    Making roasted chicken tomorrow for dinner…..
    DEFINATELY making this with the leftovers to take to work for lunch during the week….
    I’m going to be thinking about this all day now…..ReplyCancel

  • Niki - January 11, 2013 - 7:59 am

    Oh my she is so beautiful!!! That photograph is amazing! I haven’t even looked over the chicken recipe yet, I just first had to tel you congrats on your granddaughter!ReplyCancel

  • deedee - January 11, 2013 - 9:14 am

    This looks amazing, planning on making this dish this weekend!
    Grand baby is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon B - January 11, 2013 - 9:41 am

    Looks delicious, can’t wait to try. Your granddaughter is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • colleen - January 11, 2013 - 9:59 am

    Welcome back!! Your newest addition to the family is beautiful. I can’t wait to make this!ReplyCancel

  • Dineen - January 11, 2013 - 2:02 pm

    Precious!!! and the crumble looks fantastic too. but really preciousReplyCancel

  • Maureen - January 11, 2013 - 3:34 pm

    I have a growing and busy family of six. I love to cook and have adventurous kids…I’d love to have tried and true recipes that are yummy and fill up a busy family:)

    I’d also love ideas or tips on how to prep early to throw dinner together either earlier in the day or pulling it together right when we all get home.

    I love your recipes. They are so yummy and fun.

    Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Marcia - January 11, 2013 - 6:13 pm

    You have such a pretty new addition, and I love the name! Congratulations, I can’t wait to be a Grandma someday! The Chicken Pot Pie Crumble looks great too!ReplyCancel

  • Dezi A - January 31, 2013 - 8:42 am

    Made this last night for dinner. It was delicious!! Next time I’ll probably cut the crumble in half just cause I’m kinda sorta counting calories. And I actually used 1% milk instead of the cream in the crumble and instead of the whole milk in the sauce and it still turned out yummy. Thanks! Can’t wait to try more of your recipes!!ReplyCancel

  • Alana - February 5, 2013 - 3:15 pm

    I made this last week and it was sooooo good. If you want to save some time and effort, you can drop the biscuit dough onto the pie, if using a 9×13-inch pan, and bake at 375 for about 16-18 minutes. Thanks for the recipe!ReplyCancel

  • Terry Levesque - September 18, 2013 - 1:53 pm

    Where can i purchase the Individual Ramekins that are shown in your recipes.I can’t find bakeware like this.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Ann Agee - October 4, 2014 - 3:27 pm

    Definitely, will try…I just love pot pies. Keep posting your wonderful recipes. Your granddaughter looks so precious. Looking forward too more of your delicious recipes. Thank you!ReplyCancel

Merry Christmas to all my blog friends! I’m sharing some of our favorite Christmas recipes and a bit of my Holiday decor.

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  • Jane - December 25, 2012 - 6:09 am

    Jonna,
    You have a beautiful home! Merry Christmas to you and yours!ReplyCancel

  • shalini - December 25, 2012 - 6:11 am

    hi …congrats on the birth of your granddaughter…babies are always welcome…
    and love your decorations..ps are those flowers real????
    merry christmas!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - December 25, 2012 - 3:03 pm

    I love your list of blessings. You ARE so blessed. Congratulations on your newest granddaughter! MERRY MERRY Christmas! I am off now to go make those skillet cookies. I have all the ingredients right here in my home. “I” am so blessed! ; )ReplyCancel

  • Mesha - December 26, 2012 - 3:18 am

    Your holiday decorations look positively lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Sally - December 26, 2012 - 3:40 am

    You don’t need to thank us! Your site is an inspiration. your home is a joy to see. God bless all your lovely grandchildren as well as all your family. Thank you for the great recipes. Happy New Year!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn - December 26, 2012 - 8:04 am

    You do have a beautiful home. Did you do the decorating yourself or have someone do it for you? It looks so warm, cozy and inviting. Enjoy that new grandbaby!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! - December 26, 2012 - 4:13 pm

      Hi Carolyn,

      Yes…I do the decorating. It would cost too much to have someone come in and do it. It’s nothing special, and it seems to be the
      only holiday that I do any decorating at all!

      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Valerie - December 26, 2012 - 3:27 pm

    Thanks for sharing the picturs of your gorgeous home! Congrats on the newest grandbaby!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Olkowski - December 27, 2012 - 7:53 am

    Absolutely lovely! You have such a flair for beauty, both in decorating and cooking! Thank you for sharing your “gifts”.ReplyCancel

  • kathy weltman - December 29, 2012 - 9:45 am

    First let me say that your website is awesome. Your home photographed is gorgeous. I was wondering what part of the USA you live in? As for all your delicious recipe’s, I am like a little kid in a candy store. Having had a serious accident which a forklift hit and ran me over, I’ve been immobile for the last 6 mos. Now I am baking like never before. It feels so good to bake again. Thank you for sharing. Happy New Year!ReplyCancel

  • Brand - December 31, 2012 - 9:05 pm

    Oh Mom, I just loved that post. I think I ate every skillet cookie you made. Seriously so delicious! And, I just finished off the bag of Nuts and Bolts. You always go above and beyond, and put so much love into everything you do! You are simply amazing, and WE ARE VERY BLESSED to have you!!!
    Thanks for making Christmas so amazing.
    Kiss little Camryn for me. Wish I was 2500 miles away from home!!!ReplyCancel

  • hdmi cable - January 3, 2013 - 10:53 pm

    Wow! They look so yummy! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Debra - January 4, 2013 - 12:03 pm

    Congratulations on the birth of your granddaughter, and hope you had a great Christmas and New Year! Thanks for sharing pictures of your home. I loved your kitchen when I saw it, now I love your whole house. It’s beautiful!ReplyCancel

Mmm . . . This kitchen of mine smells of Chocolate. The other day I came across Nestle’s Winter Favorite Recipes. It’s a fabulous array of Nestle Recipes This decadent cake called me by name!

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  • Kathy Swims - December 14, 2012 - 7:19 am

    awesome BLOG!!! So glad I discovered and a friend told me about this, I love the pictures!!!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - December 16, 2012 - 4:49 am

    These look and sound so lovely!! Awesome idea!ReplyCancel

  • Rene'e - January 9, 2013 - 12:04 pm

    Hey, Get Off Your Butt Lady!

    Why don’t you put a cookbook together? I love your blog….it cheers me up. You’re such a great little writer! It would save me much time and ink and paper if you would publish. Think about it. How many other people would like it, also? I’ve written before about the Library Thing…listing your cookbooks. Remember? I’m just a cookbook lover at heart!

    Keep up the great writing, ideas and recipes, and we can’t forget the pics!

    Rene’eReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! - January 10, 2013 - 5:29 pm

      Hi Rene’e

      Thank You! I’ve thought about it, but wonder “how” and “when!”
      You do make me feel very good though.

      JonnaReplyCancel

Hectic. Wonderful. Crazy. Exciting. Expensive. Blessing. That describes Christmas for me! We all need easy but delicious meals – we’re stressed! This almost Dutch Oven Chicken is the key.

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  • MelissaG - December 12, 2012 - 2:20 pm

    That looks DELICIOUS!! Would it work well in an electric skillet, I dont have a slow cooker (though it’s on my Christmas list!)ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! - December 12, 2012 - 7:16 pm

      Hi Melissa,

      Yes…you can. I always use an electric skillet to fry my chicken.
      You probably won’t get quite the same results, but try it….it should work.

      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Christine - December 13, 2012 - 6:57 am

    This looks so good.

    But, I’m wondering about the time frames, how long you cook it in the crock pot on low (since i don’t have a skillet or a Nesco roaster). As well as how long you cooked each side of chicken breast before turning the temperature down to low.ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! - December 13, 2012 - 12:12 pm

      Hi Christine.

      It really depends on the thickness of your chicken breasts.
      I just brown them on one side until they are very golden brown then flip over and brown the other side. Turn the heat to low, and let the chicken cook through. You don’t want to over cook chicken or it will be tough. When it’s no longer pink inside, and it easily flakes apart with a fork…it’s done.

      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Trisha Preece - January 23, 2013 - 12:46 pm

    Jonna,
    This chicken is what’s cookin’ right now in good ‘ol Tennessee. It looks delish! I don’t have a roaster oven and really am going to talk my Husband into getting me one soon! I am tryinng an experiement. I am making this chicken in my Pampered Chef large stoneware baker. Do you think it will work. It’s almost 2:00 p.m. so I was thinking that I will cook it on 400 degrees for a few hours and then see if it needs to cook longer. Hopefully it will still be good. Your recipes are amazing, your pictures are amazing, and You are amazing. Thanks for making our dinners so delicious. My Husband is going to love this one!ReplyCancel